2012-09-27

CBRD: 'Ringway One': Taking out Kensal Green and Harlesdan


Artist's impression of the West Cross Route above Kensal Green Cemetary
Link to 'Chris's British Road Directory' (CBRD)

"Ringway One would probably have been the largest inner ring road the world had ever seen: an urban motorway encircling about sixty square miles of central London, including the whole of the City, Westminster and all of the present-day Congestion Charging zone, plus almost all of its docklands and the East End.

"Surprisingly, a substantial amount of it was built. The entire eastern flank is there to be driven today, and a short section in the west was opened to traffic, though in recent years has been substantially altered and is no longer recognisably a motorway.

"... The motorway would have taken a slice through Harlesden, Kilburn, West Hampstead, Hampstead, Camden Town, Barnsbury and Islington."

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